Greatest Cruise Ships

No ocean liners (Titanic, Queen Mary, United States, etc. )! Hybrid ocean liners/cruise ships like QE2 and Rotterdam may be included. Try to focus on accomplishments, historical significance, and ship design and not the activities on board. Personal examples of good looking ships, QM2, QE2, all Royal Caribbean except oasis class.

The Top Ten

1 Disney Fantasy

They should play Look What You Made Me Do on the top deck parties.

Best Disney cruise ship, should be up there with the magic.

I've been on the Disney Dream, the Fantasy's sister ship!

I like this cruise.

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2 Disney Dream

My life has been altered for the better thanks to the people on this ship. - railfan99

3 Queen Elizabeth 2

This should be in first place! It's one of the most well known cruise ships, it has a rich history from starting off as an ocean liner to transporting troops to the Falklands during the war in 1982 all the way to being a floating hotel in dubai!

The trendsetter of modern cruise ships, it's ironic this ship was built as an ocean liner. The QE2 sailed from 1969-2008, served as a troopship in war, before sailing off to an uncertain future in Dubai.

4 Disney Magic

When you wish upon a star, Disney enters the cruise marker.

5 Pacific Princess

Princess Cruise's Pacific Princess was made famous by being the ship used in the Love Boat T.V. series. This show popularized cruising in the 70s and 80s,

6 Disney Wonder
7 Mardi Gras

The Empress of Canada was bought by the newly formed Carnival Cruise lines and became the Mardi Gras. This former liner catapulted Carnival to number one status! The ship was sadly scrapped at Alang, India in 2003-2004 as the Apollo.

8 Queen Mary 2

Laugh out loud she came along the year I came to Melbourne

The QE2 was believed to be the last liner/cruise ship ever built, until QM2 came along. The largest, most expensive ocean liner ever, she, like the QE2 makes this list because she cruises for half the year as well. With the QE2 gone, she is the last ocean liner making regular crossings.

9 Rotterdam

The quintessential cruise ship! SS Rotterdam was built in 1959 as an ocean liner for Holland America Line. She sailed as a cruise ship after 1971, and sailed on until 2000. She is a Dutch masterpiece and is preserved as a hotel/museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands

10 Titanic

This is not really a cruise ship, this is a transportation boat, do you know how much airplane flights used to cost back in the day and how impractical they are? This is used to go trans-atlantic, not to get a tropical vacation. - Maddox121

My heart won't go on if I don't see it in real life and I am a titanic expert but I wonder how long did it take to build

The titanic rocks but I hate it because I wasn't born to be able to go on it.

Was very fancy

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The Contenders

11 Sovereign of the Seas

This ship, alongside Norway, set off the boom in large passenger ship construction as the 20th century drew to a close. This was Royal Caribbean's first mega ship.

12 Oasis of the Seas

The first passenger ship to surpass 200,000 tons. Like Destiny, her profile isn't exactly pleasing to the eye.

13 MS Nieuw Amsterdam

Absolutely gorgeous ship inside and out. - railfan99

14 Norway

Bought by NCL, France, alongside Cunard's QE2, proved large passenger ships could still be profitable. France was rebuilt as Norway, until a deadly boiler explosion humiliated NCL and exposed machinery that hasn't been taken care of in years. She was quietly withdrawn, and sold to the scrappers at Alang India. She was finished off by 2009.

15 Carnival Destiny

The first passenger ship to surpass 100,000 gross register tons. She was renamed Carnival Sunshine in 2013. Her profile is less than pleasing, however.

16 Allure of the Seas

Biggest cruise ship ever. FIFTY MILLIMETERS LONGER then the Oasis of the Seas - N64Dude

17 Norwegian Breakaway

I went on a cruise on this ship once-great service, entertainment, dining, activities, itineraries-you name it!

18 Harmony Of The Seas
19 MSC Preziosa
20 Costa Fascinosa
21 Britannic
22 RMS Queen Elizabeth
23 RMS Queen Mary
24 RMS Lusitania
25 MS Freedom of the Seas
26 Quantum of the Seas
27 Costa Concordia
28 SuperStar Gemini
29 Carnival Sensation

The one I'm in - Nateawesomeness

30 Carnival Vista
31 Diamond Princess
32 Norwegian Escape
33 Carnival Sunshine
34 Brilliance of the Seas
35 MS Symphony of the Seas

This should be higher on the list

36 S.S. Tipton
37 Anthem of the Seas

My dad and I went to Bermuda and Boston on this and it was cool. They have adult entertainment, food, internet access and a casino.

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